Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

A group of lifelong friends reunite in idyllic Palm Beach, Sydney, in this Australian drama directed by Rachel Ward. Stars Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi and Richard E. Grant.

Reunited to celebrate a special birthday, the good times are set to roll. But tensions mount as secrets are slowly unearthed.

2019Rating: M, Coarse language100 minsAustralia
Drama

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Palm Beach / Reviews

Flicks, Glenn Dunks

Flicks, Glenn Dunks

A group of wealthy old friends reunite in the Australian drama Palm Beach, which was the opening night film of this year's Sydney Film Festival. The actors are impressive but the stakes are so low it's hard to care.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Would be just about bearable if the acting, writing or direction could rustle anything relatable from the glam gathering.

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Stuff

Stuff

When I say about Palm Beach, "You've seen it all before..." - trust me.

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News.com.au

News.com.au

It’s not a particularly emotional exercise, nor is it a cerebral one, unless the middling problems of wealthy white people get your synapses firing.

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Variety

Variety

This isn't so much a movie as a Venn diagram of working talent, cashing in their chips to have a good time together creating accessible entertainment.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's nothing conceptually wrong with dramas about affluence or affluent people of course, but boy does it take a while to feel even vaguely sympathetic to the troubles confronting Ward's characters.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A less likeable group of actors could easily have been upstaged by the conspicuous perfection of the setting and the décor. This bunch hold their own, but a sharper script would have made them shine even brighter.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Palm Beach works best an ensemble showcase filled with ample talent making the most of their requisite lively and serious moments, as directed by a filmmaker with an attentive and generous eye.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What makes the whole thing work is Ward's facility with performers, and the wrinkles that are threaded into plot points we've seen a million times before.

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